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CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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www.theCAMX.org/mobile theCAMX.org Orlando, Florida | Orange County Con- CAM X 2018 thecamx.org 3 WEDNESDAY | October 17, 2018 The CAMX ShowDaily is published by Gardner Business Media, Inc. 6915 Valley Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45245 © 2018 by Gardner Business Media, Inc. Northrop Grumman and Airbus finalize Wing of Tomorrow program agreement The agreement positions Northrop Grumman for work on next generation composite manufacturing technology. By Scott Francis, Senior Editor CompositesWorld Northrop Grumman Corp. (Falls Church, VA, US) announced Oct. 16 that it has finalized a Cooperation and Research Agreement (CRA) to work with Airbus (Tolouse, France) on the Wing of Tomorrow program. e three-year agreement expands the current Northrop Grumman relation- ship with Airbus and explores complex composite wing stiffener-forming automa- tion with out-of-autoclave material systems through an investment in equipment, test articles and engineering support. is relationship positions Northrop Grumman for future potential high-rate production opportunities. Northrop Grumman is currently producing composite fuselage stringers and frames for the Airbus A350 XWB-900 and -1000 variants at its Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence facility in Clearfield, UT, US, at a facility originally operated by ATK, and then Orbital ATK. Northrop Grumman acquired Orbital ATK earlier in 2018. e company has successfully deliv- ered more than 200,000 Airbus A350 parts since the inception of the program. Northrop Grumman says its proprietary automated stiffener-forming process has been instrumental in the development and manufacture of high-rate production composite stringers and frames that are high quality, affordable and dimensionally precise. is technology will be evolved to meet new material systems, geometries and processing needs, while maintaining the benefits of a highly automated production process. e Airbus Wing of Tomorrow program is designed to address future aggressive aircraft production rates and the require- ment for wings to be made faster and more affordably. e program will explore the best materials, manufacturing and assembly techniques, as well as new technologies in aerodynamics and wing architecture. Surfboard boasts bio-mimicking hydrophobic surface finish Cobra International is showing off the KL3IS sustainable, lightweight biomimicry surfboard, developed with GC Innovation, featuring kenaf natural fiber and bio-epoxy resin. The board is 10-15% lighter than other "green" surfboards and uses 10-20% less resin thanks to lotus-mimicking hydrophobic surface finish on the fabric. Award-winning solar racer The University of Michigan Solar Car Team's vehicle is on display here at CAMX 2018. The team has won nine national championships, had six world podium finishes and one international title. In July, the team earned second place in the American Solar Challenge. The body of the car is composed of carbon fiber prepreg, with aramid in the sides and bottom. A resin-infused mold and vacuum bagging were used to lay up the chassis. Materials for the car were provided by Teijin. IN ASSOCIATION WITH Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center D A L L A S , T E X A S Produced by the editors of SHOW dail y SHOWDAILY STAFF CONTRIBUTORS CompositesWorld Magazine Jeff Sloan, Editor-In-Chief Sara Black, Technical Editor Ginger Gardiner, Senior Editor Scott Francis, Senior Editor Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor Ryan Delahanty, Publisher Chris Saulnier, Marketing Director Barb Businger, Regional Manager Dale Jackman, Regional Manager Michael Schwartz, Regional Manager Eddie Kania, European Sales Manager SHOWDAILY PRODUCTION Rhonda Weaver, Production Manager Kate Hand, Editor Heather Francis, Art Director/Photographer Becky Taggert, Advertising Manager

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